If you have ever wanted to build your own solar-powered home without sporting a roof full of… well, solar panels, Dyaqua is here to help. The company’s Invisible Solar panels are meant to look just like concrete bricks, slate shingles, and even wooden boards, making renewable energy flow fluidly with classic architecture.
These familiar styles help designers avoid what the company calls “visual damage” typically associated with clunky solar panels. Buildings can be updated to include renewable energy generation without losing their historic charm. Each fixture is made from recyclable and non-toxic materials and can withstand the elements, whether affixed to a roof or patterned into a walkway. The unique assembly includes a top layer which is opaque to the eye, but allows solar rays through to the hidden photovoltaic cells inside.
Invisible Solar has already started production on its Rooftile, which is made to resemble classic clay tiles. They recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund their new designs, which will allow backers to gain early access to the brilliant new fixtures. Samples of each style will be sent out to each backer stamped as special edition and featuring a connection to an LED source to demonstrate the product’s power.
Images via Dyaqua Invisible Solar